Natural Causes by Michael Palmer
SYNOPSIS: Dr. Sarah Baldwin races to a Boston hospital with a young woman whose normal labor has suddenly become a matter of life and death. As she struggles to save both mother and baby, she doesn’t know that two other women have already died under horrifying identical circumstances. And so begins Sarah’s own nightmare, as she learns that the prenatal herbal vitamins she prescribed are the only thing these women have in common. Soon Sarah is fighting to save her career, her reputation–her life. For she’s certain there must be some unknown factor linking these women, and as she gets closer to the truth, it becomes clear that someone will do anything–even murder–to keep a devastating secret.
REVIEW: I am a huge fan of Michael Palmers books! If you enjoy medical thrillers, you will enjoy his books. This book was a real page turner and as I got near the end I was holding my breath in some places. It was so easy to fall in love with Dr. Baldwin and root for her throughout the story. In the beginning you think she is at fault because of the herbal prenatal vitamins she has given to these patients. Buckle up, because you are in for a wild ride!
I think you will be quite surprised to find who were the good guys and who were the bad guys. All is not necessarily how it appears. Right till the very end I was not sure how things were going to play out. Lots of danger, plot twists, and completely unexpected events. This is one of the best books I’ve read in awhile….